This is an American frame, c. 1900, with applied gilded ornament and gilded surface. It was designed by the famous architect Stanford White (1853 - 1906), whose work is often characterized as the embodiment of the American Renaissance. White designed the Washington Square Arch, Century Club and Judson Memorial Church among many other high profile private and public projects. He often designed frames for his illustrious artist friends such as Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Abbot Thayer, Dwight Tryon, and George de Forest Brush. This frame employs a unique design element of a grill placed over the surface of the frame.